Kolbars Archives - KHRN

June 21, 2024

Iran border forces shoot dead young Kurdish kolbar in Hawraman

Iranian border guards shot and killed Arkan Balvaseh, a 29-year-old kolbar, this morning in the Tateh border area of Hawraman in Sarvabad, Kurdistan Province. A source who spoke to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) said: "In the early hours of Friday 21 June, a group of kolbars in the Tateh border heights, while carrying no goods, were targeted by Iranian border guards at close...

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June 5, 2024

Young kolbar killed by Iran border guards in Kermanshah

Hazhir Mahmoudpour, a young kolbar from Javanrud, Kermanshah Province, was fatally shot by border guards in the border areas of Nowsud, Kermanshah Province, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. On the evening of 4 June, a group of kolbars were targeted by border guards' gunfire, leaving Mahmoudpour seriously injured. He was taken to Ghods Hospital in Paveh, Kermanshah Province, but died this morning despite...

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June 3, 2024

Kolbar dies after falling into river during chase by Iran border guards

Rahim Ebrahimi, a kolbar from the village of Valiv in Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, fell into a river and died while being chased by Iranian border guards in the Qandil border area of Sardasht last week. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the incident occurred on the evening of 31 May when a group of kolbars returning from the border were ambushed...

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May 29, 2024

Iran border guards fatally shoot young kolbar in Baneh

Sina Rasoulzadeh, a 19-year-old kolbar from Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, was shot dead by Iranian border guards in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, on 28 May. The incident occurred when a group of kolbars in the area came under fire from the border guards. Rasoulzadeh's body was taken to Salahuddin Ayoubi Hospital in Baneh, and it has not yet been released to...

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May 16, 2024

Young kolbar shot dead by Iran border guards in Baneh

A young kolbar from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, identified as Vahed Ghaderpour, was fatally shot today by border guards in the Hengeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. The incident took place early this morning when a group of kolbars in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area came under fire from border guards, resulting in Ghaderpour's death. Over the...

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May 10, 2024

Iran border guards shoot dead kolbar in Qandil region

Iranian border guards fatally shot kolbar Salar Ahmadi on 9 May in the Qandil mountainous region between Sardasht, West Azerbaijan Province, and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Ahmadi was shot when border guards opened fire on a group of kolbars with DShKs on the territory of Iraqi Kurdistan. The body of the kolbar, from Nalas in West...

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May 6, 2024

Iran border forces fatally shoot kolbar in Baneh

A kolbar, Ata Rostampour, was shot dead by Iranian border forces in the Hangeh-ye Zhal border area of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, on 5 May. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the incident occurred on the evening of 5 May when a group of kolbars came under fire from border forces, resulting in the death of Rostampour, a kolbar from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province. Rostampour's...

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May 3, 2024

Iran border forces kill kolbar in Baneh border areas

Iranian border guards shot dead Jalal Sohrabi, a 40-year-old kolbar, in the Sourkev region of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, on 2 May, marking the second such incident within 24 hours. Sohrabi, a father of two from the village of Tajan in Baneh, was shot when border guards opened fire on a group of kolbars at close range and without warning, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN)...

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May 2, 2024

Iran border guards shoot dead kolbar in Saqqez

Hemin Ahmadi, a 45-year-old kolbar, was fatally shot by Iranian border guards in the Bastam border area of Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, on 1 May. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Ahmadi, a father of one from Saqqez, was shot when a group of kolbars were targeted by border guards at close range and without warning.

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